"L'Afrique dressee, sur les relations les plus recentes, et assujettie aux observations astronomiques", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier
Period: 1756 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Hand Color
23 x 18 inches
58.4 x 45.7 cm
This fine map draws on the cartography of Sanson and Delisle with new information to present a detailed view of the continent with a great many tribal names. The source of the Nile is located in Lake Dambea. The title is enclosed in a fine cartouche engraved by Gobin that shows a queen reclining against an elephant with a lion curled at her feet. Map engraved by Delahaye.
References: Pedley #426.
Professional repair on bottom fold.